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May 15, 2021

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Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! 

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse Of The Day
  • Who says there's no news out of Maricopa County?
  • New Emergency Government Program
  • Good News
  • NEW: Signup to receive Mike Huckabee's Reading List
  • Pipeline talk
  • Strangest Vaccination Incentive Yet
  • “The American Jobs Act.”
  • RIP "The Rifleman's" Johnny Crawford & Rock Hall of Fame Inductees
  • A Reader Writes Back...


Mike Huckabee


And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Matthew 28:18

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- Mike Huckabee



Who says there's no news out of Maricopa County?

By Mike Huckabee

Yesterday, we brought you a preliminary update on the Maricopa County, Arizona, election audit that came from a source we felt we could trust, and our instincts turned out to be right. Sure enough, later that day, essentially the same information was reported at John Solomon’s website, JUST THE NEWS, in an article by Daniel Payne.

Yes, the audit has turned up “significant irregularities,” as well as missing data, and this was confirmed by State Senate President Karen Fann. On Wednesday, she sent a letter to the Maricopa Board of Supervisors, seeking resolution to “three serious issues.”

First, there’s the continuing non-compliance with subpoenas issued by the state Senate. The county has refused to hand over numerous routers –- or even images of routers –- covered by the subpoena, citing security concerns.

In her letter, Fann proposed a solution to those concerns, suggesting that contractors hired by the Senate team “review virtual images of the relevant routers in Maricopa County facilities and in the presence of representatives of the Maricopa Sheriff’s Office.”

That seems like pretty tight security. But what do you bet they don’t go for it?

Her next concern related to the chain of custody of the ballots, which we also brought up yesterday. She cited “apparent omissions, inconsistencies, and anomalies relating to Maricopa County’s handling, organization and restoring of ballots” revealed by the audit, including a lack of chain-of-custody documentation as well as “a significant number of instances in which there is a disparity between the actual number of ballots contained in a batch and the total denoted on the pink report slip accompanying the batch.”

In just one batch, which is supposed to contain 200 ballots, the discrepancy was 35 votes. For an election in which, statewide, the margin between Biden and Trump was only about 11,000 votes, that does seem significant.

Also, our report on material from one database being erased turned out to be a very real concern. Fann wrote that an entire database had been deleted from a county election machine, and it appears this happened while the material was under subpoena. Data from that machine “suggests that the main database for all election-related data for the November 2020 General Election has been removed” from it.

Fann’s letter invited Maricopa County officials to a meeting this coming Tuesday, May 18, to resolve the issues without the need for additional subpoenas. She wants the meeting live-streamed to the public. THE EPOCH TIMES, in a premium story, has more details on that.

Fann proposed that one of the four companies hired to do the audit, CyFIR, could review the images on the routers with safeguards in place that would allow them just to look at the relevant material. “The Senate has no interest in viewing or taking possession of any information that is unrelated to the administration of the 2020 general election,” she assured them in her letter.

Another concern we reported yesterday, about Dominion refusing to provide passwords to their machines, is also very real. This means that the election results are essentially uncheckable, which is completely unacceptable. (In fact, as long as Dominion takes this stand, NO STATE should continue using their voting system. It has not been proven reliable.) Fann said in her letter that “it strains credulity to posit that the County has no contractual right to obtain (i.e, control of) password information from Dominion.”

At this writing, Maricopa officials still have not agreed to the May 18 meeting. According to a Maricopa County spokesperson who emailed THE EPOCH TIMES, “We’ve seen the tweets and the letter. Much of the letter is a misunderstanding of election operations.” The group met with their legal counsel on Friday and are planning a public meeting on Monday to address how to go forward.

A county judge ruled in February that the subpoenas issued by the state Senate are valid and should be obeyed, but here we all are in May, still waiting. Subpoenaed materials --- machines, routers, and access to the technology used in the election --- still have not been turned over. The county has said their own two independent audits “have already shown there was no foul play,” but those were very partial audits.

Democrats appear to be trying everything they can possibly come up with to stop this complete look at Maricopa County. If they really want to show there were no irregularities, then why don’t they let the audit go forward? Then, when nothing is found, they can laugh at Republicans with egg on their faces. Wouldn’t that be FUN? Unless they think that’s not the way it would turn out.

As for Dominion, THE EPOCH TIMES has another premium story about their refusal to turn over the passwords.

It was shocking to learn from Maricopa County officials that they didn’t have the “administrative” passwords to the machines used for their own election, but that Dominion did.

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Sellers, who reportedly is a Republican, said Thursday that he won’t be attending the meeting on Tuesday. He also denied the allegations. Deleting files off the server “would be a crime,” he said, “and it is not true.”

“...The claim that our employees deleted election files and destroyed evidence is outrageous, completely baseless, and beneath the dignity of the Arizona Senate,” he said, calling for retractions of those accusations.

Well, maybe it wasn’t the employees. But it appears to have been done by someone, and we need to know who did it and why. Wouldn’t he like to know as well?

For now, auditors are having to pack up and temporarily vacate Veterans Memorial Coliseum so that graduation events can be held there. The ballots will be secured at a nearby site, which is also on the state fairgrounds. (It apparently is not air-conditioned, so auditors will be waiting till the ballots can be moved back to the coliseum.) So far, about 500,000 of the nearly 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County have been counted in the audit. They’ll be back to work at the coliseum on May 23, and there’s no deadline for completion of the audit. The idea is to get it done right. Thank goodness.

For now, we wait for the public meeting on Monday to see whether Maricopa County officials will cooperate.

New Emergency Government Program

By Mike Huckabee

You might have heard about the emergency government program that went into effect this week, providing $50 a month to low income families to help cover their Internet service so they don’t get kicked off line. Here’s some information to determine if you qualify.

One word of warning: don’t say anything critical of Democrats, or you might get kicked off the Internet even if you do pay your bill.

Good news

By Mike Huckabee

The Colonial Pipeline is reportedly back in service, which should help ease gas shortages. The bad news: it’s been reported that the company paid Eastern European hackers nearly $5 million in cryptocurrency to deactivate their ransomware.

I hope that’s not true because this is, in effect, an act of terrorism, and when you reward terrorism, you get more of it. This is the kind of thing that US intelligence agencies should have been better prepared to block and to track down the perpetrators. Maybe this will shock them into doing their real job instead of harassing Trump supporters, but considering who’s in charge now, I don’t have very high hopes.

Pipeline talk

By Mike Huckabee

On the subject of pipelines, a second top Biden Administration official agrees with me that pipelines are the most efficient (and I’d add, environmentally safe) method of transporting oil, despite President Biden wanting to shut them down. And this time, it’s the guy in charge of stopping climate change.

I love John Kerry’s qualifier: he admitted pipelines are more carbon-neutral than trains or trucks, but added, “but it doesn’t mean you necessarily want to be adding another line when there are other alternatives.” And then he didn’t tell us what those “other alternatives” are…because there aren’t any! Unless he’d like to carry the oil with him on his private jet. He makes so many trips on it to talk about fighting climate change that he might as well do something useful and carry some oil with him, too.

Strangest Vaccination Incentive Yet

By Mike Huckabee

Get a shot, win a milllllllllion dollars!

“The American Jobs Act.”

By Mike Huckabee

Are you one of those suburban moms who reportedly voted for Biden because you wanted a return to comfy, moderate “normalcy” and no more mean Trump Tweets?

Well, congratulations: the guy you voted for is declaring war on your home and your neighborhood under cover of a bill with the deceptively benign name of “The American Jobs Act.”

RIP "The Rifleman's" Johnny Crawford & Rock Hall of Fame Inductees

By “Huckabee” pop culture guru Pat Reeder (

I’m very sad to have to report that Johnny Crawford, best known as Chuck Connors’ son Mark McCain on “The Rifleman,” died on April 29th of pneumonia and COVID-19 at age 75 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, with his wife Charlotte by his side.

The news has taken a while to spread through the media, since it was first quietly posted on the website

Crawford was one of the original Mouseketeers on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” a job his parents agreed to let him take for the exposure and no salary (Disney hasn’t changed much in 70 years.) But it worked, leading to a number of TV acting roles and eventually, “The Rifleman.” That series made him a star and, at 13, the youngest Emmy nominee for Best Supporting Actor in a Dramatic Series.

The show also led to a lifelong father-son style friendship with Connors (the two revived their McCain roles a year before Connors’ death in the 1991 Kenny Rogers TV movie, “The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw.”) It also helped launch him as a teen singing idol with such hits as “Cindy’s Birthday” and “Your Nose Is Gonna Grow.”

The riding and roping skills Crawford learned later helped him become a real-life rodeo competitor and came in handy when he shot the movie “Indian Paint” near Dallas in 1965. Making lifelong friendships with the locals, he would return years later to appear in theater productions in suburban Grand Prairie.

Personal note: that’s where my wife/co-writer Laura Ainsworth and I met him a few years back, after seeing him in a production of “The Foreigner,” and the following year, leading his 1920s band. He came out to the lobby afterward to meet everyone and pose for photos. He struck us as an incredibly nice and humble man, gracious and appreciative to all his fans for remembering him.

He and Laura had lots to talk about: she’s also an award-winning retro jazz singer and by that time, he was the leader of L.A.’s premier 1920s-‘30s style big band, The Johnny Crawford Dance Orchestra. Their 2008 CD, “Sweepin’ The Clouds Away,” is hard to find but terrific. Here’s the title track on YouTube, and you’ll also find some entertaining live performances there:

Rest in peace to a multitalented performer and an extremely nice man.

The “Rock and Roll” Hall of Fame maintained its unbroken 38-year streak of being a laughable farce by announcing that this year’s inductees will be the Go-Go’s, Tina Turner, Todd Rundgren, Carole King, the Foo Fighters and Jay-Z.

The first four are at least defensible, but do you really believe the last two deserve it more than these performers who are still not in?:

Jethro Tull; the Monkees; Mott the Hoople; The Jam; Ted Nugent; Dick Dale; Herman’s Hermits; Blue Oyster Cult; The Guess Who; King Crimson; Thin Lizzy; Robin Trower; Emerson Lake & Palmer; Iron Maiden; Devo; Paul Revere and the Raiders; Styx; Eurthymics; Tommy James and the Shondells; Boston; Steppenwolf; Judas Priest; America; The Grass Roots; Jan and Dean; Motorhead; Neil Sedaka; Badfinger; the MC5; The New York Dolls; Grand Funk Railroad; Slade; Joe Walsh; Three Dog Night; Warren Zevon; Link Wray; Meat Loaf; Vanilla Fudge; Blood, Sweat and Tears; Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers; J. Geils Band; Bad Company; neither Johnny nor Edgar Winter; Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels; Peter Frampton, Johnny Burnette; Ten Years After; Pat Benatar; Johnny Rivers; The B-52s; and many more.

If you try to point out on social media that Jay-Z is a rapper and is NOT “Rock and Roll,” you’ll get a lot of snide and idiotic responses along the lines of “Rap IS TOO rock” or “Rock is an attitude!” No, it’s a musical genre. If musical genres were defined by your attitude, then Alice Cooper could put on overalls, buy a pickup, and get inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

A Reader Writes Back... 

Governor Huckabee - I really appreciate the way you deliver important news and facts with a dose of humor that helps us to take it in and think about what is happening with courage and resolve rather than fear. The daily Scripture verse helps a lot too.

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  • Barbara Kaufer

    05/17/2021 08:17 PM

    this is off the above subject. Question, asking because I trust what you say. Is it true that Israeli soldiers are pulling residents of Jerusalem out of their homes stating that "we are taking jerusalem back". I am a person that fully supports Israel and I can't believe that this would be true. Thank you if you can answer me

  • Mary McCauley

    05/16/2021 07:11 PM

    I attended Will Rogers H.S. in Tulsa, OK. The school had Will Rogers week during the month and week of his birthday. They had an all-school assembly celebrating Will Rogers and invited famous people who were influenced by Will Rogers. In my 3 years, we had Will Rogers, Jr., Joel McCrae, and Johnny Crawford in 1967. He was handsome and well-spoken. He played the guitar and sang, and he did rope tricks. I almost every you girl there almost swooned over this very gifted young man. I watched the Rifleman growing up.

  • Michelle Sharp

    05/16/2021 12:29 PM

    Why are the audit findings in Maricopa county a good thing? We have already had over 100 days with and are stuck with this anti-American administration. It just confirms they cheated to win but what purpose does proving it now serve??

  • Dee Hay

    05/16/2021 09:15 AM

    The people of North Korea have to take their dear leaders word that they have fair elections. The people in America have to take the Democrats word that we have fair elections. Go figure!!

  • Brandon Strassell

    05/15/2021 11:50 PM

    Governor - Thank you for pointing out all the important rock and roll artists missing from the Hall of Fame. I never realized it but what has been said is true - the Rock Hall is a commercial shtick that only follows its own guidelines for its least favorite artists like KISS. You woke me up!

  • Joyce Kanlan

    05/15/2021 09:52 PM

    Good News? We got it back because we have WEAK PATHETIC LACK of ANY leadership. We opened ourselves to more of the same, just like ????Biden’s OPEN unsafe boarders getting more of the same like former obama,BIDENS open boarders! WE ARE SPINNING like crazy due to NO leadership, NO intelligent human being in our government! This is what happens when you are self absorbed self centered selfish& see NOTHING BUT YOUR power&control! STOP the madness, PRAY without ceasing for our One Nation Under God!????????.

  • Gary Stilwell

    05/15/2021 09:51 PM

    The pipeline poop---
    Seems a little strange that the FBI can't track where the "ransom" $ went---

    While we're talking pipelines, we see the feds(EPA) relaxing all the laws to allow dipping into our 'strategic reserves' to supplant the fuel to supply all the stupid panic buyers--kinda like raiding your root cellar and eating all your seed potatoes----you cannot fix stupid!!

  • Joyce Kanlan

    05/15/2021 09:46 PM

    We need another government program like we need a hole in the head! STOP overreaching intrusive nanny state, cradle to grave socialist communist democrat dictatorship! What these ??give, THEY TAKE BACK! What is wrong with our people? Gimme,Gimme,Gimme? GET OUT & WORK! Earn a living, PAY YOUR OWN BILLS! Where in xxxx has good common sense gone?

  • Joyce Kanlan

    05/15/2021 09:41 PM

    Maricopa County. First, shame on me for not having the ????stomach for the continuous ????on the left which continues to get away with lawlessness, theft, lies, deception deceit dishonesty demented perverse handling of EVERYTHING! For goodness sakes America! We must have justice! We must punish the traitors AS traitors, FIRE,REMOVE,VOTE OUT,IMPEACH these individuals! Enough IS ENOUGH already!! Write,email call,visit bombard your representative&DEMAND they quit pussyfooting around and do their jobs! Protect,support & defend our????&our legal citizens!

  • Steve Allsup

    05/15/2021 08:57 PM

    Governor Huckabee, I got to meet you once, back as a freshman at Ouachita, in fall of 1975. IIRC, you had returned to campus to visit Andy Westmoreland (later president of OBU!), who lived a couple of dorm doors down from me on Ma Kelly's wing, and he came around asking us to come by and meet a very special guest. I thought at the time, I wonder what is so special about this fellow? Well, NOW I KNOW! You are a "true life hero," as the Klaatu song goes. God bless you and deliver us the victory!

  • Janis Hook

    05/15/2021 06:26 PM

    I religiously read your 2 posts everyday! I follow you because of who you are. The American people need a great Man of God that they can trust. Someone that tells the truth. Hides behind no one and praises God! I pray that our great Country will not become Socialist!

  • Paul Kern

    05/15/2021 05:54 PM

    I see that the RNC in DC is silent about the Maricopa audit. I smell a rat. Seems all the RINOs in DC. They put place an anti Trump women.
    The old saying "show me the money" comes to mind. Better still "I have a bridge I can sell you" Both sides are totally corrupt.

  • Richard Jeff Eachus

    05/15/2021 04:56 PM

    The "still not in list" of the" Rock and Roll" hall of fame is truly sad...Mr Reeder like you said the list could (should) go on and on...when...

  • Mary Ann Hartzle

    05/15/2021 04:51 PM

    State Senator Fann: “The Senate has no interest in viewing or taking possession of any information that is unrelated to the administration of the 2020 general election,” she assured them in her letter.

    I'm not sure she should be making such a promise. Corruption this deep may involve actions that may lead up to the election shenanigans, but could be argued as not affecting the outcome of the election. I spent a lot of years in a law office first as a secretary, then as a paralegal. The attorney I worked for always said "trust no one." At the time I thought he was just being paranoid. Now I realize he was right.

  • Firewagon

    05/15/2021 04:41 PM

    "....“suggests that the main database for all election-related data for the November 2020 General Election has been removed” LOL!! How very late in the game is this? Any cheat worth the word wudda long since wiped any record of incorrect votes from ALL the machines in question, and NOT with just a rag! A truly a-political Justice System would have impounded every machine that tabulated votes for the World's next "Leader," when the validity of the election was in question! It has been proven that there is NO "Equal Justice Under Law" in America, and has not been for some long time.

    One topic is being all but ignored by almost everyone today; that is, the killing of the UNARMED AF Veteran Ashli Babbitt. Mike, I sent you, Sean, and Tucker my theory for what went down in that shooting. You have it, so I'll not repeat it here. Continuing to say that "the shooter, and/or the shooter's race, is not known" tells me my treatise was not read or relegated to just some "conspiracy theory?" Reminder, check with Laura for that video of Babbitt's shooting that she ran on her program, hopefully, she can still round it up! Show it in slow-motion to anyone reasonably familiar with firearms and they should come to "my conclusion" that Ashli Babbitt was shot due to an "INADVERTENT DISCHARGE" not remotely related to some "accidental discharge." The video also clearly shows the shooter to be a black officer, and one report has stated him to be a Lieutenant with the Capitol Police.

    The hated phrase, Mike, my bottom line reads, this "shooter" remains on the job with that outfit and I'm guessing is still ARMED! At a minimum, this killer of an UNARMED woman should be UNARMED riding a desk somewhere. In actuality, Mike, he should be charged with at least manslaughter and/or murder! By simple consideration of all the police interactions with those rioters over 2020 and beyond have never had to shoot anyone, even with Molotov cocktails, bricks, rocks, frozen milk/water being hurled at them, only ONE unarmed female gets shot in that misnamed "Capitol Insurrection" of January 6th?? As a long-ago BFF from the planet Vulcan would say, "It Is Completely ILLOGICAL!"

  • Jeannie Terry

    05/15/2021 04:34 PM

    Please look at thid ///

  • Dave Koontz

    05/15/2021 04:25 PM

    Why is no one asking about Colonial Pipeline's data backup procedures? Everyone, seemingly, gets hacked eventually. If there data is backed up in a secure location, it cannot be accessed or corrupted remotely. They should have been able to restore their data and been back online within hours.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    05/15/2021 04:16 PM

    Just a question to a fellow Christian:
    Do you ever get the sinking feeling as I do when I'm reading about the fruits of the spirit in the word that you are still browsing the Seed Catalog ???

  • Robin Rebhan

    05/15/2021 03:58 PM

    Data deleted on voting machines. Data can be recovered even if deleted. Tedious, pain stacking work...but recoverable. The FBI has experts as well as a dozen plus Federal agencies that do this.
    I'm just Joe citizen and I can do it! I'll bet if it was something about Trump that Pelosi or Shumer wanted there'd be a stampede of experts running to help out.

  • Stephen Lentz

    05/15/2021 03:43 PM

    "Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Sellers, who reportedly is a Republican"

    BUT it is also reported that he is a stout anti_Trumper who probably voted for the creep and the cameltoe ho!!

  • Stephen K Lentz

    05/15/2021 03:40 PM

    "to resolve the issues without the need for additional subpoenas"
    THAT is HILARIOUS!! They are ignoring existing subpoenas so WHAT GOOD are new subpoenas going to do????

  • Renee Kendrick

    05/15/2021 03:24 PM

    If carbon levels are so high, what's the point for emissions systems and testing on automobiles?

  • Joanne Walczak

    05/15/2021 03:15 PM

    Really enjoying your site.Very interesting subjects.God Bless you Mike.Picture with Scripture are beautiful.

  • Stephen Russell

    05/15/2021 02:41 PM

    Pipeline hostage:
    Once Colonial paid ransom now every Biz is open to Ransomware, Very scary & very dumb
    Must address,

  • Sharon Bolling

    05/15/2021 02:23 PM

    I'm with you, Governor. It's impossible to consider Jay-Z a Rock and Roll anything, and to consider Foo Fighters worthy before such greats and Johnny Rivers, Three Dog Night or Peter Frampton is ridiculous.